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Earthquake Jolts Ladakh, Tremors Spark Panic Among People

The Tremor Sparked Panic Among The People Who Rushed Out Of Their Houses, A Police Official Said, Adding There Was No Immediate Report Of Any Casualty Or Damage.

PTI | Updated on: 12 Jan 2020, 12:14:28 PM
A medium intensity earthquake measuring 5.3 hit the Union Territory of Ladakh on Sunday.

A medium intensity earthquake measuring 5.3 hit the Union Territory of Ladakh on Sunday. (Photo Credit: Representational Image)

Jammu:

A medium intensity earthquake measuring 5.3 hit the Union Territory of Ladakh on Sunday, officials said. According to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS), the quake occurred at 10.54 am at a depth of 10 kilometre.

The tremor lasted for a few seconds, a spokesman of the Meteorological Department said.

The spokesman said the epicentre of the earthquake was in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

The tremor sparked panic among the people who rushed out of their houses, a police official said, adding there was no immediate report of any casualty or damage.

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First Published : 12 Jan 2020, 12:14:28 PM